Best’s Wines

Victoria | Grampians

Our Review

Best’s winery and vineyards are among Australia’s best kept secrets. Indeed the vineyards, with vines dating back to 1866, have secrets that may never be revealed: for example, one of the vines planted in the Nursery Block has defied identification and is thought to exist nowhere else in the world. Part of the cellars too, go back to the same era, constructed by butcher-turned-winemaker Henry Best and his family. The Thomson family has owned the property since 1920, with Ben, the 5th generation, having taken over management from father Viv. Best’s consistently produces elegant, supple wines; the Bin No. 0 is a classic, the Thomson Family Shiraz (largely from vines planted in 1867) is magnificent. Very occasionally a pinot meunier (with 15% pinot noir) is made solely from 1868 plantings of those 2 varieties; there is no other pinot meunier of this vine age made anywhere else in the world. Justin Purser brings with him a remarkable CV with extensive experience in Australia, NZ and Burgundy. In the Wine Companion 2017 Best’s was awarded the mantle of Wine of the Year from a field of almost 9000 wines; in 2021 they were Best Value Winery. Exports to the US, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Sweden and China.

About

We are a family-owned and operated winery that was established back in 1866 by Henry Best. In 1920 the Thomson Family purchased it from Henry's son Charles Best, and is now run by 5th generation Ben Thomson. As one of Australia's 'best kept winery secrets', Best's houses some of the oldest and rarest vines in the world Visitors can view these vines from outside the Cellar Door. The Cellar Door is housed in the original 1870's stables which is still in its original state. Guests can wonder around and look at all the history and then take a self-guided tour through our 1870's underground Cellars. Now producing around thirty different wines each year, Best's Wines has rightfully received a plethora of accolades during its years, and was most recently dubbed the 'Best Value Winery' of 2021 by James Halliday.

Specialities

Shiraz, Riesling, Pinot Meunier, Cabernet and Pinot Noir

Cellar Door

Information

Our Cellar Door offers 3 different tasting experiences. Complimentary, $10 Premium Tasting and our $50 Icon Tasting (Corovin) We also offer our guests our Pick a Platter to accompany with their wine tasting.

Hours

Monday - Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4. closed Christmas Day

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Information

Pick a Platters are available everyday of the week, during open hours. Take Away also.

Cuisine

Local Cheeses, Terrines, Prosciutto, and other items

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Best's Wines have distributors in each state to supply the restaurant and wine cellar trade. www.bestwines.com/legal/distributors

International Sales Information

All international enquiries are to be directed to our National Sales Manager, Graeme Hogan. graeme.hogan@bestswines.com

Stockist

Cellar Door, Website also check out our Distributors list on our website. www.bestswines.com/stockists

Details

Best's logo 2021
Rating
Winemaker Justin Purser
Established 1866
Dozens 25 000
Vineyards (area) 147 ha
Opening Hours Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4
Address 111 Best's Road, Great Western, Vic 3377
Telephone (03) 5356 2250
Website www.bestswines.com